The innovation literature is rife with references
to the importance of creativity, but idea implementation has largely been
ignored. Several recent studies take an individual-centric perspective but
neglect the team-level idea conversion process. To enhance the understanding of
idea implementation as an important process of innovation, this study drew on
the social capital perspective and proposed a team-level mediated moderation
model. Data was collected from 63 teams in China. The empirical analyses showed
that the leader-leader exchange relationship (LLX) moderates the relationship
between idea generation and implementation, and team efficacy mediates the
moderating effect of LLX on the idea generation-implementation association.
According to these findings, we discuss theoretical and practical implications.
Finally, we put forward directions for future research.
Team-Level Idea Implementation: Leader's Upward Exchange Relationship as a Key
Journal of Management,2021,01.